The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a highly qualified attorney to join the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to use his/her legal research, writing and advocacy skills and litigation abilities. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, work-life balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more.
The Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section ("MCET") is the primary prosecutorial arm of the Office of the Attorney General. This position will be based in Richmond, Virginia.
This attorney will work in the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section, with half of the attorney's time devoted to criminal investigations, prosecution, and litigation, representing the Commonwealth and clients in state courts. In addition, the attorney will provide a range of legal services as assigned, to Agency clients of the Section, which include: The Department of State Police, the Department of Forensic Science, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the Office of the State Inspector General on legal issues ranging from contract and policy review to day to day agency advice matters and handling administrative proceedings to litigation.
The position requires extensive knowledge of the Virginia criminal justice system, state government and prosecuting violent and gang related crime, narcotics trafficking, and other serious crimes. The position also requires experience with the investigation of cases utilizing a multijurisdictional grand jury.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school. Admission to the Virginia State Bar required PRIOR to commencing employment.
The ideal candidate will have five years of relevant experience, including prosecutorial experience in Virginia courts. Experience conducting criminal investigations through grand juries is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to analyze and manage complex cases. An ability to work independently and serve as a liaison with varying organizations is essential.
The following application materials are required: Cover Letter Resume Writing Sample Law School Transcript (REQUIRED FOR ATTORNEY CANDIDATES WITH LESS THAN FIVE (5) YEARS OF PRACTICE EXPERIENCE.)A criminal background check will be conducted on successful candidate.
State Of Virginia